February 23rd, 2011, 10:23 AM
New and please help
Hi, I'm Nikki and live in the West Midlands.
Just seen a bird in my garden that I've never seen before. About the size of a sparrow/robin; on the ground (I'd put some mealworms out), bright yellow vertical stripe over its head, light brown body with yellow/green-ish flash on wing. The pied wagtail hated it and tried to chase it off, unsuccessfully. Too big, I think to be a goldcrest
February 23rd, 2011, 10:56 AM
Welcome, nice to have you here!
That would be an understatement however if your bird turned out to be an Ovenbird or a Yellow-crowned Sparrow! If it was you would soon have an enormous queue at your place donating for a charity to get a look. I suspect however, that you have an escaped bird from some collection - by your description it doesn't sound like any remotely possible wild bird. A little more info, especially a photo, even a bad one would be good!
Last edited by Simon Wates; February 23rd, 2011 at 11:02 AM.